Vladimir Putinís inner circle
While political opponents of the president-elect are sentenced to prison, political cronyism is alive and well.
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2012 07:05

Russian courts have recently doled out punishments to three opposition activists. It’s being seen as a warning to critics of President-elect Vladimir Putin.

But while political opposition continues, political cronyism is alive and well.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford takes a look at Putin's rich and powerful inner circle.

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